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It is a misconception to suggest any continutity between brigades numbered '2' or '2nd' in the Napoleonic Wars (2nd Union Cavalry Brigade), in the Boer War and during the First World War. Formations with continuity of identity have only existed at brigade level in the British Army for short periods of time. To say, for instance, that the 2nd Brigade was reformed for the Boer war is a misreprentation. As in the Napoleoninc Wars, '2nd' was simply an ordinal number that came after '1st'. JF42 (talk) 19:52, 26 July 2016 (UTC)